Gallery's Picks for the Month（spring）
This month's Gallery's Picks features artwork that will animate your room like a warm spring. We hope you will add color to your life with art, just as spring flowers add color to your home!
大巻伸嗣 Shinji Ohmaki
Born in a family of traditional Japanese fabric, Ohmaki experienced the fate of Globalism with wanes of traditional factories, leading him to acquire fragile balance between existence and extinction as the artist's working theme. His interest in Asian philosophy also helps him to realize subtle beauty of colors and materials, although such beauty is often neglected or destroyed in our contemporary life. He works thus on various media, from canvas to three dimensional installation frequently combining lights and moving air in the given space.
Ohmaki has already appeared in various museum exhibitions as well as international art events including Setouchi Triennale 2010 where he created a symbolic permanent pillar-piece at the welcoming port of Takamatsu. His recent installation "Liminal Air" at Mori Art Museum, uniting delicateness and distinctive power, led a path to capture a focus by numerous art professionals from Western countries. In fact, he initiated art project in Hermes Sèvres in Paris, and also high featured theatrical stage set for Louis Vuitton in 2016 -17 Fall / Winter collection.
内海 聖史 Satoshi Uchiumi
Born in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, 1977. Uchiumi completed postgraduate studies in the Art Research Department, Tama Art University in 2002. A standard-bearer for the younger generation, he has become a leader in the contemporary world of abstract painting. A frequent exhibitor, Uchiumi garnered attention for his solo exhibit, “Great Chiliocosmos” featuring an amazing 1,012 pieces, and won acclaim for his “Roof Gardens”exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Incomparable brush skills produce countless dots, unified with a common circular shape in diameter. The result is the realization of a stubborn desire to paint a beautiful picture.
山本晶 Aki Yamamoto
Cutting out the shape of visible objects or their shadows, the artist places and combines them on one canvas overlapping the forms on one above another. The objects sometimes are abstract, and sometimes figurative, often inspired by the landscape that the artist finds in architecture and other elements in the city. The overlapping composition of forms and colors are the characteristics of the artist's paintings.
竹中美幸 Miyuki Takenaka
Takenaka was drawing Seeds Series on canvas with water color which anticipates the sprouting. Then another method of applying resin between layers of acrylic board was introduced to be mingled with the drawing. These works of Takenaka reflects light and cast its shadow on white base panel, the shadow making different impression in different moments in time along with the soft blur made by water colors, and are well received in the broader context. In 2013, she challenged a new work using film which demonstrated something invisible by giving the film colour by exposure at arbitrary lengths of time.Resin in between layers of acrylic plates reflects light and cast its shadow on white base panel. The shadows makes different impression in different moments in time along with the soft blur made by water colors.
中岡真珠美 Masumi Nakaoka
In drawing, she takes a picure of the scenery and draws the scenery as it is but brandnew unformed silhouette by repeating images. Since such plane ground are replaced by colurs and the compositon of medium and therefore creatinig the motifs as fragments of memories with losing a sense of matter. Using resin paint and cashews, she composes unique plane works. Her recent residency in Thailand enlarges her challange with fresh motifs around the artist.
Masumi Nakaoka《Fenestras -trees at the corner-》1600 x 1782mm / Acrylic paint and oil on canvas / 2022 [contact]
Masumi Nakaoka《Fenestra -blink-"》825x888mm / Acrylic paint and oil on canvas / 2022 [contact]